H.R. 3535 (111th): ALERT Drivers Act

Sep 08, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Carolyn McCarthy
Representative for New York's 4th congressional district
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Sep 08, 2009
7 pages
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This bill was introduced on September 8, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 08, 2009
Referred to Committee Sep 08, 2009
Full Title

To amend title 23, United States Code, to reduce the amount of Federal highway funding available to States that do not enact a law prohibiting an individual from sending or receiving text messages while operating a motor vehicle.


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12 cosponsors (11D, 1R) (show)

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Highways and Transit

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Avoiding Life-Endangering and Reckless Texting by Drivers Act of 2009 or the ALERT Drivers Act - Requires the Secretary of Transportation to withhold 25% of a state's apportionment of certain federal-aid highway program funds for the fiscal year if the state has not enacted or is not enforcing a law that:
(1) prohibits, except in an emergency, an operator of a motor vehicle from writing, sending, or reading a text message using a hand-held mobile telephone (excluding a vehicle-integrated, voice-activated device); and
(2) requires, upon conviction of a violation of such prohibition, the imposition of certain minimum penalties.

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